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African American hair is amazing for a million different reasons, but one of the best is that it’s so incredibly versatile—especially natural hair! From dreadlocks to afros, we rounded up our favorite coifs for chemical-free tresses.
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Want the edginess of a mohawk without the whole, shaved-on-the-sides commitment? Try faking the look with a thick French braid down the center of your head. Pro tip: This is a great look to try if you’re growing out a relaxer.
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Whether you’re rocking real dreadlocks or locked extensions, ask your stylist for a dramatic updo. This look is perfect for work, dates, and everything in-between.
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Over your everyday look? Experiment with bangs by adding flirty cornrow sweeping across your forehead.
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Few things are sexier than a soft, touchable, fabulous afro. Add some dimension—and enhance your texture—but adding some golden-brown highlights.
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This ultra-feminine chignon is just the thing for a formal occasion. Add a little cocktail dress, and you’re good to go!
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Add a dose of edge to your dreadlocks with this sculptural half-bun, half-ponytail look.
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To rock this Eighties-tastic style, set your hair with a crimping iron; or add cornrows to wet hair, unraveling them once your hair dries.
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To add some loose, soft curls to your long afro, simply blow it dry, set it on hot rollers, and then finger-style.
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To achieve this tightly waved texture, set damp hair in two-strand twists, allow to air-dry, and then unravel. Voila, instant hotness!
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